Originally Posted by Bootneck
I will be returning to Dartmouth (Devon UK) this summer.
Is anyone able to give me a bit of local knowledge for a few hours. Passages planned ; Dartmouth (which slip ?) to Blackpool sands, Salcolme and the Pilchard at Bigbury. I've got all the coastal / offshore RYA certificate stuff etc, etc, but local knowledge
+ proper gear + reliable RIB is what safety is all about.
Salcombe and beyond is my patch Blackpool and Slapton sands can experience dumping waves often which are a pain.
The Pilchard on Burgh island is a good pub, but a bit of a tourist trap - the Sloop in Bantham is better in my opinion. There isn't anywhere to tie up there either, so you have to anchor and it's a bit rocky coming from the Datmouth salcombe direction so take extra care.
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